00:03 As a future NDIS participant,
00:07 you may have a few questions about developing your first plan.
00:10 This video will help you answer some of the more common ones.
00:13 Your first plan is the start of a lifelong relationship with the NDIS.
00:21 We understand that every person living with a disability has different needs,
00:30 and we’re here to help you develop a plan that YOU have choice and control over.
00:38 Your plan will be unique to you and your exact needs, whatever they may be.
00:44 To get your first plan,
00:46 a representative of the NDIS will call you or your nominee,
00:49 to have a planning conversation.
00:52 If you already receive support from a government disability program,
00:57 rest assured that until you have an NDIS plan, your existing supports and services will continue.
01:08 In this event you’ll be contacted by an NDIS representative when it is time to transition.
01:17 In your first planning conversation, you may be asked about:
01:22 How you manage everyday activities?
01:26 What community and mainstream supports do you need?
01:28 What do you want to achieve?
01:31 If you do not feel safe or worried about something you can list them down on the plan.
01:38 List your future goals, make sure you include everything on the plan.
01:48 We’ll also talk about how you want to manage your plan. This could be:
01:53 1. You or your nominee.
01:57 2. Registered plan management provider, or
02:01 3. The NDIS.
02:05 If you’re wondering what type of supports you can receive,
02:08 the NDIS funds reasonable and necessary supports that must either:
02:12 Be associated with day-to-day living,
02:15 be a resource to help you live an ordinary life, and
02:20 help you build the skills you need to live the life you want.
02:31 Once your plan is finalized you will be contacted by an NDIS representative
02:36 to discuss how to put your plan into action.
02:40 Remember, you will have ongoing opportunities to review and revise your plan over time,
02:55 and YOU have control over the supports and services you receive and flexibility of your budget.
03:14 For more information, have a look on the website or contact the NDIS.